Delhi Faces Annual Outbreaks Of Dengue, Chikungunya During Monsoon Season
Associated Press: In annual ritual, Delhi struggles with dengue, chikungunya
“…The cycle of illness and packed hospital ‘fever clinics’ plays out every year as monsoon rains fill puddles and open drains in the teeming city, creating swarms of mosquitoes that thrive in the warm, damp weather. Some years it’s mainly dengue; in others, it’s mostly chikungunya. The epidemics start promptly in August and stay for months, sickening tens of thousands and killing dozens, each year seeming to catch the government and population unprepared for it…” (9/29).